STRATTON MOUNTAIN, VERMONT – Stratton and southern Vermont prepare to welcome home locally grown snowboarding talent for the final stop of the Burton Global Open Series.
The likes of Louie Vito and Ellery Hollingsworth, of the Stratton Mountain School, and Luke and Jack Mitrani, will descend upon Stratton over the next few days. The chance these athletes find gold and glory on their home mountain is high. During the 2010 Open, Vito took silver in men’s halfpipe and Hollingsworth left with a bronze in women’s halfpipe; this year, both return with a vengeance to climb atop the podium. Most recently, 20 year old Luke Mitrani pulled the highest scoring Winter Dew Tour pipe run in the history of the contest.
Vermont native Kelly Clark will be on hand to defend her 2010 Open women’s halfpipe gold, competing along side current Stratton Mountain School students Spencer Shaw and Phoebe Novello. Shaw and Novello, who have spent the season making their mark on the snowboarding circuit, won’t let history and science homework get in the way of US Open success.
US Open of Snowboarding. Monday, March 07 to Sunday, March 13. The 29th Annual US Open is the final stop of the Burton Global Open Series. Voted one of the Top Ten Vermont events, the USO is the longest standing snowboard event on the planet. Whether coming as a competitor or a spectator, this weeklong contest offers something for everyone. Amateurs will compete on the same platform as the world’s best riders including Stratton Mountain School alum Louie Vito. Athlete or not, everyone will get a chance to play in our enormous sponsor village brimming with free swag, music and food.